Category Archives: Progressive Sermons

Lectionary Sermon for Easter Sunday 19 April 2019 on Luke 24: 1-12

Easter Day – Now What? “Christ is risen!” And they all replied….. “Christ is risen indeed”. It is clear that many in the wider Christian Church take it for granted that they are expected to make this response. However if … Continue reading

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Alternative Good Friday Sermon for 19 April 2019 on Luke 23: 32 – 46

Dorothy Sayers once raised the question as to why so many of us react with horror when a cat catches a bird, yet we seem quite unmoved when the infinitely worse horror of the crucifixion is paraded before us in … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 14 April 2019 (Palm Sunday) Year C on Luke 19:28-40

You Choose When we read about the significant events in the story of Jesus I guess the easy task would be to decide what the event meant for the key characters. Only then I suspect are we ready for the … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for Lent 5C, 7 April 2019 on John 12: 1-8

FOLLOWING – TO LEARN COSTLY GIVING A casual reading of the stories about Jesus might lead us to assume that all we are required to do as Christians is to announce that we who admire Jesus are now his followers. … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 31 March 2019 Lent 4 C on Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32

Who Would We Reject? The recent mass shootings of Muslims at worship in Christchurch generated a sudden surge of support for the Muslim community but if we look closely it may have also shone a light on some things we … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for Lent 3 C, 24 March 2019 on Luke 13: 1-9

ON ENCOUNTERING ROT The great thing about parables is that they appear to shake you out of your conventional thought patterns and give you a chance to see the familiar in a different light. However, at the same time the … Continue reading

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